Studio loses Doom movie

[UPDATE] After a year of development hell, Warner Bros. loses rights to the shooter-inspired project. However, who exactly is making the film is unclear.

For once, the latest development in game movie news is not John Woo-related. The Hollywood Reporter and Variety reported that the long-delayed Doom movie has switched studios after lingering at Warner Bros. for nearly 18 months. According to the terms of the contract between id Software and Warner Bros., if no progress had been made on the film after 15 months, the film rights to Doom would revert back to id.

[UPDATE] Although Warner Bros. had a completed script for Doom, id preferred to take the project elsewhere. However, exactly where the film is headed is now in doubt. Both the Reporter and Variety reported that Universal Studios picked up the project today to be the feature debut of commercial and music video director Enda McCallion. Both papers also reported that Lorenzo di Bonaventura and John Wells will produce the project under the supervision of Scott Stuber, Universal's vice chairman of worldwide production.

News source: GameSpot

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